LUX* Grand Baie, Mauritius
LUX* Grand Baie, Mauritius commands a prime position in the north of Mauritius, with a sweeping white-sand beach on its doorstep and a stunning lagoon that offers safe swimming year-round.
The work of acclaimed British designer Kelly Hoppen, each suite, villa, residence and penthouse has the look and feel of a designer’s holiday home in the tropics. The Junior Suites come in soothing neutral palettes and boast gorgeous terrazzo-tiled bathrooms with standalone tubs, plus terraces or balconies with views of the gardens or tropical lagoon. With two en-suite bedrooms plus a private heated pool, the Pool Residences are perfect if you’re travelling with friends or have a large family. The two-bedroom Pool Villas offer even more space plus private butler service, while at 325 square metres, the three-bedroom Pool Penthouses are the ultimate blend of style, comfort and luxury beachside living.
Offering laidback dining from morning to night, Beach Rouge – LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ signature beach club concept – sits right on the water’s edge and specialises in fresh, locally sourced cuisine. Its bar draws a crowd after sunset when the resident DJ takes to the decks. Equally eye-catching is Ai KISU, a superb Asian restaurant with an open kitchen and a lively atmosphere. The jewel in the crown, though, is the rooftop space Bisou, complete with bar, restaurant and stunning infinity pool. It’s the place to be for sunset, or a spot of late-night stargazing.
Wellbeing and fitness are central to any stay here. The tiered LUX* Me Spa offers seven high-tech treatments rooms, a double spa suite with special water and sand beds, plus a whole floor devoted to hydrothermal baths. There’s also a rooftop workout space with two 30-metre running tracks and a 12-station fitness frame; a studio for yoga, Tai Chi, meditation and Pilates; a state-of-the-art group cycle studio; plus hair and nail salons, and even a bridal studio.
There are clubs for kids and teens with weekly programmes that go well beyond the norm, plus a range of experiences carefully curated to help you get to know Mauritius.